EconStor >
Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece >
International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66618
  
Title:The effect of socio-economic determinants on crime rates: An empirical research in the case of Greece with cointegration analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Nikolaos, Dritsakis
Alexandros, Gkanas
Issue Date:2009
Citation:[Journal:] International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research [ISSN:] 1791-3373 [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2009 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 51-64
Abstract:The present paper analyzes the relationship between the criminal offences, the function of the justice system and some of their socio-economic determinants in the case of Greece by estimating their dynamic interactions. The analysis covers the period 1971-2006 and the cointegration methodologies of Johansen (1988) and Johansen-Juselius (1990, 1992) are applied to the VAR model. From the cointegration results, a cointegrating vector is shown among total offences, convicted persons and socio-economic variables. Moreover, Error Correction Models are estimated for the short-run dynamics of the explanatory variables and their convergence to a long-run equilibrium state.
Subjects:crimes
socioeconomic determinants
Greece
cointegration
error correction model
JEL:I2
K42
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
659118041.pdf94.46 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66618

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.